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Westberry B. Fludd
1875 - 1/15/1932
Westberry B. Fludd was born about 1875 in Jasper County, South Carolina and died on January 15, 1932 in Savanah, Chatham County, Georgia. He lived to be 57 years old.

His parents were Edward Fludd (abt. 1853) and Emily ______ (abt. 1853). He enlisted in the 1st. SC Infantry Co.I as a private in 1898 and served in the Spanish American War. He worked as a sewing machinist for W.B. Grook in Savannah, GA.
Census6/25/1880 Colleton SC (Burns County) 5 yrs old 
#327 - Edward Fludd (age 27), Emily (27), Westberry (5), Jane (3), Andrew (1).All were born in SC. Edward is a farmer.

next door #326 the family of George (57), Eliza (35), Henyon (10), Sarah (6), Ellen (4),George (2). All born in SC. George is a farmer. 
Military1/1/1918 SC (Jasper County) 43 yrs old 
World War I Draft Registration Card, Serial Number 381, Order Number 810: Westberry Fludd, permanent home address at Ridgeland, Jasper, Sc. He is 43 years old and born in 1875. Date of birth is written as UNKNOWN. He is white and native born (US Citizen). He has been working for W.B. Grook in Savannah, Chatham, GA as a Sewing Machine Apt. His nearest relative is Mary Elizabeth Fludd in Ridgeland, Jasper, SC.  
Census3/8/1920 Bluffton SC (Beaufort County) 45 yrs old 
Recorded as family #70: Westberry B. Fludd (42 years old), Mary E. (wife, age 35). These two names appear at the bottom of the page and the next page in the census is out of sequence. The names appearing right above family #71 are: James E. (son, age 12), Clarence L. (son age 10), Albert W. (son, age 7), Walter B. (son, age 4 yrs 2 mo), and Madgie L. (daughter, age 1yr 1 mo). Albert and Walter were born in GA and the rest of the children in SC. The 3 oldest children have been attending school. Westberry says his occupation is sewing machine apt. and industry is sewing machinist. Both were born in SC as were their parents. 
Census4/26/1930 Bluffton SC (Beaufort County) 55 yrs old 
Recorded as family #126: Westbrey B. Fludd (age 55), Mary E. (age 47), Walter L. (son, age 20), Luke (son, age 15), Madge Lee (daughter, age 11), Herman (son, age 9) and Inez (daughter, age 5). Wertbrey and Mary were wed when he was 26 and she was 18. Westbrey is a veteran of war. The family does not live on a farm they rent, those 11 years old and up can read and write and the older children attended school during the past year. Everyone, parents and children, say they were born in South Carolina. The oldest son, Walter, is the only one to list an occupation and states he is working odd jobs. Wertbrey estimates the value of his estate to be $2.  Source:  Roll: T626_2188; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 0218.
Death Certificate1/15/1932 Savanah GA (Chatham County) 57 yrs old 
The death of Westberry B. Fludd is recorded on certificate number 362. In Chatham County. 
Graveyard/Tombstone2/3/1948 Bluffton SC  16 yrs after death 
Application for headstone - West B. Fludd - born: 1875, died: 1/15/1932, Enlistment date: 5/20/1898, discharge date: 11/10/1898. Rank: PVT. Co I 1st. SC, Reg. Inf., Name of cemetery: Indian Hill, Ship to: Mary E. Fludd.  

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30 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
37 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
39 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
42 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
45 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
49 1924 Peach County is formed.
2 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
4 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
14 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
20 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
22 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
25 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
25 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
26 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
27 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
28 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
29 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
31 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
31 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
31 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
37 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
38 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
39 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
48 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
48 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
49 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
51 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
52 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
53 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
7 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
10 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
33 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
37 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
38 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
42 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
44 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
1 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
34 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
35 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
52 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
54 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
55 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
57 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
34 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
39 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
42 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
44 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
45 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.

Mary Hudson
Born on January 8, 1883 and died on October 7, 1960
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The Children of Westberry B. Fludd

Luke Clarence Fludd
Born in Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina on June 14, 1909 and died in Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina on July 12, 1976. He was 67 years old.

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Walter Berry Fludd
Born in Savannah, Chatham County, South Carolina on January 19, 1915 and died in Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina on January 7, 1990. He was about 75 years old.

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22 years old
Madge Lee Fludd
Born in Bluffton, South Carolina on November 22, 1918 and died in Savannah, Georgia on November 7, 1996. She was 78 years old.

Joseph Raymond Carroll Jr.
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29 years old
Herman Curtis Fludd
Born in Beaufort County, South Carolina on January 21, 1921 and died in Beaufort, South Carolina on September 23, 2004. He was 83 years old.

Married Josephine Davis 4/11/1947. He served on board the USS Corregidor. He later married Beatrice Marie Lareau (12/8/1927 MA -12/11/2009 SC). He is buried in the National Cemetery in Beaufort, SC....
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Inez Louise Fludd
Born in Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina on December 12, 1924 and died in Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina on December 29, 1980. She was 56 years old.

She married Edgar Bellinger Benton (1917-1999)....
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